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Elements of Legal Style

ISBN-10: 0195141628
ISBN-13: 9780195141627
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)
Authors: Bryan A. Garner
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Description: Focusing on the argumentative, narrative, and descriptive style found in legal briefs and judicial opinions, The Elements of Legal Style (second edition) will be a thought provoking examination of effective argumentation in law.

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/21/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Focusing on the argumentative, narrative, and descriptive style found in legal briefs and judicial opinions, The Elements of Legal Style (second edition) will be a thought provoking examination of effective argumentation in law.

Bryan A. Garner is president of LawProse, Inc., and Distinguished Research Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University. The editor-in-chief of Black's Law Dictionary, Garner is the author of several best-selling books, including Garner's Modern American Usage and, with Justice Antonin Scalia, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts and Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
The Letters of the Law
Fundamental Rules of Usage
Punctuation
Word Choice
Grammar and Syntax
Fundamental Principles of Legal Writing
Some Matters of Form
Words and Expressions Confused and Misused
Rhetorical Figures in Law
Comparison
Wordplay
Syntactic Arrangement
Repetition
An Approach to Legal Style
Being Yourself
Exposition and Argument
Speaking Legally
Expressive Tactics
A Parting Word
Eighty Classic Statements About Style
Index

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